9 Toronto food events to check out this week: November 18 to 24

Nov 16 2018, 5:09 am

The holidays are here and they come bearing gifts of provisions and beer.

Food and drink happenings in Toronto this week include Happy Hour at Assembly Chef’s Hall, a four-course dinner at Planta, macarons and of course, the Toronto Christmas Market.

Here’s a roundup of where you can fill your tummy and wet your whistle this week:

The Toronto Christmas Market


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Guess who’s back, back again! Odds are you already know; Toronto’s famous Christmas Market began last week. Get yourself down to the Distillery District for grilled cheese, turkey legs, wine and Eva’s Original Chimneys. Evening and weekend entry is $5, while weekday afternoons are free.

When: November 15 – December 23 (closed Mondays)
Where: Distillery Historic District

The Junction Craft Brewing Tour

Junction Craft Brewing

Have a drink and a tour of the Brewery Store at Junction Craft Brewing. Learn about the history of the Junction and the passion that goes into every pint at this local brewery. Get your ticket for $15.

When: Sunday, November 18 from 2 pm – 2:45 pm
Where: 150 Symes Road

Happy Hour at Assembly Chef’s Hall 


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This month’s Happy Hour at Assembly Chef’s Hall will see dinner from The Good Son Pizza. The focus is on local, seasonal and organic produce, and the menu has been designed for guests to share plates and enjoy experiences together. Tickets are $50.

When: Thursday, November 22 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Assembly Chef’s Hall – 111 Richmond Street West

4 Course Plant Based Dinner Experience


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If you’re looking to add more veggies to your diet, Planta is the place to start. For $65, you can learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet while enjoying a vegan four-course meal.

When: Thursday, November 22 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Planta Toronto – 1221 Bay Street

Wine and Weed – A Sampling

Get your burning canna-questions answered at this event in Kensington market. Samples will be provided for attendees to touch, smell, taste and see. Entry is $10.

When: Thursday, November 22 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: 56 Kensington Avenue

Macarons for Everyone!


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Macarons are a luxurious treat, often bought from little pastry shops on Queen Street West. While they may seem like an intimidating recipe to try, this $85 workshop’s goal is to change your mind.  You’ll get to practice important techniques for sweet, sweet success.

When: Friday, November 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: The Kitchen at St. Lawrence Market

$15 Beer Beer Comedy Show

Two tall cans and a night of belly laughs sounds like the perfect way to unwind on a Friday night. Tickets for this chill weekly event run between $5 and $15.

When: Friday, November 23 from 9:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: The Social Capital – 154 Danforth Avenue

Coffee Cupping at Boxcar Summerhill

Boxcar Social wants to include you in their menu decisions, which is why they offer free coffee cupping sessions to the public. Learn about the origins of different coffees and sample different blends to help decide what will be on next week’s menu.

When: Saturday, November 24 from 1 pm to 2 pm
Where: Boxcar Social – 1208 Yonge Street

Calabrian Christmas Dinner


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If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to eat Spaghetti alle vongole, Frittura di calamari, Insalata mista, broccoli, rapini, roasted chestnuts, tangerines, Pignolata (and more!) all in one sitting… you’ve found it. Tickets for this delectable holiday meal are going for $75.

When: Saturday, November 24 from 6:30 pm  to 10 pm
Where: Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio – 1338 Lansdowne Avenue

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